Information for Pregnant Women - Specific Emergencies
Emergencies can be a scary and stressful time, especially for pregnant women or women with infants or children. Though you may feel it is impossible to be ready for unexpected events, being prepared can help you avoid stress and put you in a better position to handle emergencies.
If you are pregnant or someone with infants or young children, find out how to plan for an emergency or disaster. This fact sheet will help you prepare for emergency birth, prepare for an emergency or disaster, evacuate, stay in a shelter or place other than your home, be prepared during and just after a disaster, and recover after a disaster.
- Possible Health Effects of Radiation Exposure on Unborn Babies
- Prenatal Radiation Exposure: A Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers
- Questions and Answers About Smallpox Vaccination while Pregnant or Breastfeeding
- Smallpox Vaccination Info for Women Who Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding
General Preparedness Information
- CDC’s Emergency Preparedness and You
- March of Dimes - Prepare for Disaster
- Office on Women's Health - Emergency Preparedness
- La Leche League - Breastfeeding During Emergencies
- American College of Nurse Midwives - How Midwives Can Prepare their Practices for Disaster
Learn the critical reproductive health care messages for women and their health care providers, the critical issues for prenatal care, and the signs and symptoms require emergency obstetric services.
- Page last reviewed January 11, 2012
- Page last updated January 11, 2012
- Content source: CDC Emergency Risk Communication Branch (ERCB), Division of Emergency Operations (DEO), Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR)
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